Acne scars are the worst.
Not only do you have to suffer through acne itself, now you’re left to deal with the scars and marks they left behind. Everybody gets them; we all hate them.
These are the best Korean Beauty products for fading acne scars, pronto.
Acne scars are caused by inflamed lesions that form on the skin.
The pore swells, causing a break in the follicle wall. If the rupture occurs near the skin’s surface, the lesion is usually minor and heals quickly. Serious lesions however spill out onto the dermis and destroy healthy skin tissue.
Although the skin works to repair itself, it’s finished “repair job” is never the same as before the injury, leaving evidence of the acne scar.
There are a whole range of different beauty ingredients in K-Beauty products that are designed to fade acne scars quickly. Some of our favourite acne-scar fading ingredients to look out for include:
Vitamin C has many great benefits for the skin, including improvement in active breakouts and increased collagen production. It also provides the skin with a brightening effect that can reduce and improve the appearance of pigmentation and post-acne scars.
This is a form of Vitamin B3 that works well for overall brightening, including reducing the appearance of uneven skin tone, redness and acne.
A wonder beauty ingredient beloved by Korean Beauty fans that contains skin-friendly antioxidants, proteins, elastin, and glycolic acids. Snail mucin is especially helpful for breakouts, uneven skin tone and acne scarring. Try COSRX, Benton and APLB.
This powerful antioxidant also has the ability to brighten and even out the skin tone. It treats acne directly and helps reduce the number of acne scars, uneven skin tone, and marks caused by acne, which is important for keeping the skin healthy in the long run.
Some of our favourite K-Beauty picks to fade acne scars include:
Subi Perfect Pimple Patch tackles breakouts quickly, painlessly and with as minimal scarring as possible.
Made with medical-grade hydrocolloid, this luxury pimple patch is the thinnest, most invisible patch on the market. If you get pimples in hard-to-reach places (like the side of the nose or around your mouth) then these are your patches. The thinness, stickiness and absorptive powers of Subi’s patches means they stay in place long enough to effectively tackle the pimples that other patches can’t.
COSRX Ultimate Spot Cream is a spot treatment that works by effectively drying out visible acne overnight using a skin-recovery complex that blends Zinc Oxide, Calamine, CentellAC-RX Complex and Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Water.
It eliminates active oxygen to protect skin from irritation, making it the perfect treatment for cleansing and anti-inflammatory wounds.
COSRX Poreless Power Liquid– this gentle acid helps with dead skin removal and cell turnover, to promote brighter skin.
APLB Vitamin C Ampoule Serum – this premium Vitamin-C ampoule serum is made with pure L-Ascorbic Acid, niacinamide, sea buckthorn, adenosine and more. If you are suffering from red marks left over from acne or sun damage, then this is the serum for you.
APLB Glutathione Ampoule Serum – If your skin is marred with spots after acne, this is the serum you want in your routine.
Tosowoong Ovalicin Cream - ideal for those with acne spots and scars, this moisturizing cream calms, soothes, hydrates, nourishes and improves the look of skin both during and after breakouts.
Tosowoong Spot Whitening Vita Clinic Cream – this rich cream is packed full of brightening Sea Buckthorn fruit extracts. It lightens up post-inflammation acne marks, dull skin tone, pigmentation, melasma and more.
Jelly Ko Cherry Blossom Sleeping Mask - packed with a functional amount of niacianmide to target unevenness this sleeping mask is also the perfect antidote to your other acne treatments. If you are using retinol, acids like AHAs, BHAs or PHAs then this is the mask you want in your night routine. Panthenol, glycerin, hyaluronic acid and adenosine soothe, cool, nourish, hydrate and restore skin while you sleep. As a bonus, the texture is perfect even for oily and combination skin.
"Acne scars are caused by inflamed lesions that form on the skin."- STYLE STORY Korean Beauty
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